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EN[ɪɡˈzɑːmpəl] [-ɑːmpəl] [ɪɡˈzæmpəl] [-æmpəl]
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  • An example is a chosen representation of a rule, recurring event or qualitative performance of a task. It is often abbreviated to e.g.
  • Example may also refer to:
  • Example (musician), a British dance musician
  • Example (album), the sole major-label album by American rock band For Squirrels, released in 1995
  • example.com, example.net, example.org, example.edu and .example, domain names reserved for use in documentation as examples
  • HMS Example (P165), an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy

    Definition of example in English Dictionary

  • NounPLexamplesPREexa-
    1. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
      1. The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.
    2. Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
      1. Plant breeding is always a numbers game. [ …] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, […]. In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better. These rarities may be new mutations, or they can be existing ones that are neutral—or are even selected against—in a wild population. A good example is mutations that disrupt seed dispersal, leaving the seeds on the heads long after they are ripe.
    3. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
      1. A person punished as a warning to others.
        1. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
          1. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.
          2. VerbSGexamplesPRexamplingPT, PPexampled
            1. To be illustrated or exemplified (by).
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Van Belkum et al. report one example of a heptanucleotide 5’-GTGATTA-3’ in Helicobacter pylori.
                • He made an example of' the drunken sailor with twenty lashes, to show that he must have a sober crew.
                • Cabrera's Valentine's Day monopole detection or some extremely energetic cosmic rays could be examples of snarks.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Example 1: "I don't need a girlfriend. I just need some swimsuit catalogs, so I can beat off six or seven times a day."
                • Examples of Satanists include Luciferians and Laveyans.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
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                Meaning of example for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "example" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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